The Dream Highway Podcast

Exploring Faith and the Depressed Brain with Author David Anderson

November 09, 2020 Steve Pederson Episode 26
The Dream Highway Podcast
Exploring Faith and the Depressed Brain with Author David Anderson
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The Dream Highway Podcast
Exploring Faith and the Depressed Brain with Author David Anderson
Nov 09, 2020 Episode 26
Steve Pederson

Despite having a depressed brain, he turned his passion for writing into a book that won first place in a Writer’s Digest contest. Listen as author David Anderson discusses what it’s like being a person of faith with clinical depression. 

Highlights

  • Writing a contest-winning book on a depressed brain
  • Shame, Faith and Depression
  • Chemical imbalance controversy 
  • Signs of clinical depression
  • Difference between situational and clinical depression
  • Science-based ways to alleviate depression
  • Signs you may want to get tested or clinical depression
  • Is “having Jesus” all you need to be happy? 
  • Is depression a sign of a lack of faith or character? 
  • Can a faith that doesn’t allow you to be human or honest with yourself and honest with God sustainable?
  • You’re not responsible for being born with a condition. You are responsible for making adjustments. 
  • If it fits your personality, you have talent for it and you love doing it - go for it! You’ll have a much better chance at success.  
Show Notes

Despite having a depressed brain, he turned his passion for writing into a book that won first place in a Writer’s Digest contest. Listen as author David Anderson discusses what it’s like being a person of faith with clinical depression. 

Highlights

  • Writing a contest-winning book on a depressed brain
  • Shame, Faith and Depression
  • Chemical imbalance controversy 
  • Signs of clinical depression
  • Difference between situational and clinical depression
  • Science-based ways to alleviate depression
  • Signs you may want to get tested or clinical depression
  • Is “having Jesus” all you need to be happy? 
  • Is depression a sign of a lack of faith or character? 
  • Can a faith that doesn’t allow you to be human or honest with yourself and honest with God sustainable?
  • You’re not responsible for being born with a condition. You are responsible for making adjustments. 
  • If it fits your personality, you have talent for it and you love doing it - go for it! You’ll have a much better chance at success.